ERIC Number: ED457987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia Kids Count Factbook, 2000-2001.
Dopkins, Laurie B.; Carter, John; Beavers, Barbara
This Kids Count factbook examines statewide and county trends in the well-being of Georgia's children. The statistical portrait is based on indicators in five domains: family and community, economic well-being, health, education, and safety and security. The 21 indicators of well-being are: (1) child population; (2) public school enrollment; (3) families starting at risk of poverty; (4) children in poverty; (5) median household income; (6) students receiving free or reduced school lunch; (7) children in families receiving TANF; (8) children in families receiving food stamps; (9) low birth weight babies; (10) infant mortality; (11) prenatal care; (12) births to teens; (13) repeat births to teens; (14) Iowa Test of Basic Skills scores; (15) high school completions; (16) high school graduates eligible for HOPE scholarships; (17) babies born to mothers with less than 12 years of education; (18) child deaths; (19) teen deaths by accident, homicide, and suicide; (20) child abuse and neglect; and (21) juvenile arrests. The report's findings indicate that progress was made toward improving: poverty rates among children, infant mortality rates, rate of births to teens, math scores on the Iowa Tests, high school completions, rates of child deaths and teen deaths, and incidents of child abuse and neglect. The report's findings also indicate change for the worse in the areas of: families starting at risk of poverty, students eligible to receive free or reduced school lunches, low birthweight babies, some Iowa Test reading scores, and juvenile arrests. The factbook ends with a special report concerning economic development and child well-being. (SD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth Weight, Births to Single Women, Child Abuse, Child Health, Child Neglect, Child Welfare, Children, Counties, Demography, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence, Infant Mortality, Infants, Lunch Programs, Mortality Rate, Poverty, Prenatal Care, Social Indicators, Standardized Tests, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Violence, Well Being, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Georgians for Children, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia